Driver's License Status - Driving Record Reports in Michigan


Individuals who are curious about their driver's license status can order driving record reports in Michigan, which allows a person to see exactly what is on his or her record. The information provided includes whether an individual's license has been revoked or suspended, points that have been assessed against the license due to traffic infractions, accidents, or violations, and in some cases information regarding any accidents in which an individual was involved.

If you have applied for employment and your position may require that you drive, businesses may also order driving record reports in Michigan in order to determine if your license is valid, and whether there is any information that would prevent the company from hiring you such as violations or suspensions.

Individuals should be aware that when certain entities review your driving record, such as an insurance company, potential employer or someone inquiring about your credit standing, some information is not revealed. For instance, if you had an accident and were not ticketed, these minor infractions will only show when yourself or a law enforcement agency pulls the record, or for court purposes.

Where to Obtain Driving Record Reports in Michigan

Individuals may purchase a copy of their own driving records at the Department of State for $7; a certified copy can be obtained for $8. Additionally, you may purchase instant access so that you can view your driving record online at the DMV.org website from BackgroundChecks.com for $39.95, however this is for standard non-certified driving records only. Certified records must be obtained by contacting the Michigan Secretary of State.

When you request a copy of your driving record report, you must complete a BDVR-153 request form. This form asks for various information including name, address, driver's license or personal identification card information, payment method, etc.

This form will be mailed to:

Michigan Department of State
Record Lookup Unit
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, Michigan 48918-1540

Knowing your driver's license status is important, particularly if you are not certain whether points have been assigned due to traffic violations, or if your license may have been suspended. Individuals found to be driving on a suspended license, even when unaware of the fact, face substantial fines and an increased period of suspension. Additionally, if you do find that your license is suspended or revoked, or there are points that have been assigned by the DMV, you may want to see if it may be possible to have points removed or your driving privilege restored.

At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan driver's license attorneys are dedicated to helping individuals whose licenses have been suspended or revoked due to traffic violations or DUI/drug convictions have their license restored. If you have checked your driver's license status and need assistance or have questions, contact our office today at 1-800-677-9795. We understand how essential it is to have the privilege to drive; we help restore that privilege to those who have lost it, and have a proven track record for positive results.

Please note: Recently DLAD/DAAD changed their name to the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS). Common use of the name AHS has not yet been widely accepted and the entity responsible for driver’s license hearings is still referred to as DLAD/DAAD in almost all legal areas, which is why we continue to use the term “DLAD/DAAD” throughout our website. More information about this change can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State’s website here.